Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

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    Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    I seem to remember reading he wears a Jorg Gray watch so this may be one of those.
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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    A Jorg Gray watch specially commissioned for the Secret Service. Apparently the Secret Service gives those watches out to the President.

    Here is an article about it: Barack Obama’s US Secret Service Watch-Jorg Gray JGC6500 | Watch Dossier 2011
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    Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Quote Originally Posted by American Eagle View Post
    A $200 Jorg Gray watch. As president he has to pretend to be humble for political reasons. No president will wear a watch that a working Joe can't afford, at least not while he is still president. After his presidency is over, I'm sure we will see Obama sporting a Tag Heuer. I heard once that this was his favorite brand (that was back when he was Senator Obama.)
    He wore the tag while president until he received that JG as a gift from the secret service. Clinton wore many fine watches while president ( and a timex). So I don't think they really care, nor do the masses.
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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Could be. Limited Edition Rolex, or a similar Invicta, but most probably the Chinese Made Jorg Gray.

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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dedhed View Post
    He wore the tag while president until he received that JG as a gift from the secret service. Clinton wore many fine watches while president ( and a timex). So I don't think they really care, nor do the masses.
    My understanding is that Obama actually received the watch as a gift from his secret service detail in 2007 or 2008 while he was still a candidate. As far as I know, it's the only watch he's worn while in office as president. He wore a '90s white-dialed Tag diver prior to receiving the JG.
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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Wondered about that myself. This is what I found when I looked. Indeed that secret service JG is the most iconic Obama watch given all the occasions he wore it. Also interesting to see Romney's Nixon. I am personally quite disappointed to see both wear an electric watch. I like Obama's watch look better (hate Nixons personally) but I appreciate Romney's point to buy American. Given his paycheck he should have been swinging for something from Kobold or the Bozeman Watch Company, or at least get an automatic Nixon. :)

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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    I guess my previous post was deleted because of the link. It is a Jorg Gray 6500

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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patsbox7 View Post
    I guess my previous post was deleted because of the link. It is a Jorg Gray 6500
    There was no text in your message at all. That is why it was deleted.

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    Re: Curious, what watch is this Obama is wearing?

    Ok, I have read all the posts and threads talking about how the Secret Service bought him this this watch. In my personal opinion, that's bologna. Do I believe that the current president was given this watch by members of the Secret Service, probably those asigned to his protective detail? Absolutely. Do I believe that this purchase and presentation was on behalf of the Secret Service? No.

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